Download E-books Hill Girl PDF

By Charles Williams

Charles Williams (1909-1975) was once one of many preeminent authors of yank crime fiction. Born in Texas, he dropped out of college in 10th grade to enlist within the US service provider Marine, serving ten years prior to leaving to paintings within the electronics undefined. on the finish of worldwide struggle II, Williams all started writing fiction in San Francisco, the place the good fortune of the “backwoods noir” Hill woman (1951) allowed him to hand over his task and write complete time for the remainder of his life.

Williams’ fresh and a little bit informal narrative sort distinguishes his novels, which variety from hard-boiled noir to suspense thrillers, set within the sea and the Deep South. even if released by way of pulp homes, his paintings gained nice severe acclaim, with Hell Hath No Fury (1953) changing into the 1st paperback unique to be reviewed through mythical big apple occasions critic Anthony Boucher. lots of his novels have been tailored to the monitor, together with lifeless Calm (1963) and Don’t simply Stand There! (1966), for which Williams wrote the screenplay. He died in 1975.

Unknown epub resource, yet very fresh with bankruptcy breaks.

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Download E-books Lady In Dread PDF

By Ryerson Johnson

Note: First released in 1952

Her identify was once Tessie Cullen and he or she was once beautiful... and he or she shook the cube in a joint in Coalfield—the such a lot sinful urban south of Chicago. The hoods owned Coalfield, owned its corrupt, neon physique and soul and so they had a rent on Tessie, too. A momentary rent, possibly, however it saved her in line. yet they by no means figured on Tessie's falling in love. They by no means figured on Hally Harper, the crusading younger attorney who got here to Coalfield to blow the lid off it and its jungle of rackets. the chances have been all on homicide. Tessie's.

Coalfield's most well liked occasion, The Sparrow Hawk Derby, is the backdrop for intrigue, deception and greed. it sort of feels the large Boys from Chicago have a private curiosity within the Derby, figuring out a lot dough could be made of all that having a bet. Harper has an curiosity, besides. He's truly a federal narcotics agent at the path of an important cargo of opium that's long past lacking. What he doesn't look forward to finding is homicide. Tessie is familiar with barely enough to get herself killed via the Mob... and it's as much as Harper to get this situation unraveled quickly earlier than she turns into the subsequent sufferer!

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Download E-books The Heartbreak Lounge (Harry Rane Novels) PDF

By Wallace Stroby

Ex-state trooper Harry Rane, who first seemed in Wallace Stroby's incredible debut novel, The Barbed-Wire Kiss, is at unfastened ends. doing a little investigative paintings for a friend's enterprise simply to retain himself busy, Harry meets Nikki Ellis, a lady determined for support. Her ex, Johnny Harrow, was once simply published from criminal after a seven-year stretch for tried homicide. Nikki hasn't spoken to him considering that he went down, yet she understands what he is able to, and that he will be trying to find her-and for the infant she post for adoption after Johnny went away. She is aware it truly is as much as her to guard the kid once more. And she's afraid.

As Harry unearths out, she might be. Johnny is headed domestic to New Jersey to settle up with somebody who did him improper whereas he was once long gone, together with Nikki and his former company, mobster Joey Alea. Then he is making plans to discover his son and begin a brand new life.

Johnny starts off on the Heartbreak front room, the place Nikki used to be a dancer whilst she first met Johnny, and works his manner via their outdated lifestyles, leaving a path of blood and worry in his wake. simply Harry can be difficult enough-or reckless enough-to support her. What occurs subsequent exhibits why the searing expertise and explosive writing glaring in The Barbed-Wire Kiss was in simple terms the start, and why Wallace Stroby is destined to be one of many best crime writers of a generation.

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Download E-books The Woman Chaser PDF

By Charles Willeford

Richard Hudson, girl chaser and used automobile salesman, possesses a pimp's realizing of the ways that ladies (and males) are such a lot susceptible. sooner or later Richard comes to a decision to make an bold movie, which becomes a fiasco. Enraged, he exacts revenge on all who've crossed him. "No one writes a greater crime novel than Charles Willeford." - Elmore Leonard

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Download E-books Setup On Front Street (Key West Nocturnes, Book 1) PDF

By Mike Dennis

Key West, 1991. Don Roy Doyle is again on the town. tricky and quick-witted, he's clean out of felony, the place he served 3 years for a diamond swindle. Now he's again to gather his proportion of the proceeds, approximately $200,000, however the cash has vanished.

A neighborhood kinfolk dynasty which has managed the island's politics for generations, a cop with a grudge, the FBI, and the Russian mob all have a stake within the motion. They're confident Cuba is at the verge of "opening up", they usually all wish Doyle gone. 

In this tightly-knit city, who could be relied on? and the way lengthy can Doyle remain alive? 

Setup On entrance Street is the 1st novel in Mike Dennis' Key West Nocturnes sequence. It takes you deep contained in the international of Key West noir, a global tucked long ago within the shadows, the place the travelers by no means cross.

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Download E-books Bad Men: A Thriller PDF

By John Connolly

at the Maine island as soon as often called Sanctuary, policeman Joe Dupree is the mother or father of its secrets and techniques, keeper of its stories. He understands that Sanctuary were steeped in carnage as soon as, centuries in the past, while its settlers have been betrayed to their enemies and slaughtered. Now, an odd, otherworldly evil is ready to descend again....With rookie officer Sharon Macy, Joe stands protect opposed to a bloodthirsty band of guys set on homicide, theft, and retribution. yet unleashing the fury of the ghosts of the previous can have unbelievable results for any who spill blameless blood on Sanctuary's shorelines.
contains an excerpt from The Black Angel, John Connolly's go back to the area of detective Charlie Parker -- coming quickly in hardcover from Atria Books.

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Download E-books The Complete Crime Stories PDF

Seventeen gripping stories from one of many hardest authors within the background of crime fiction

They name him Lucky—but he hasn't ever had a fortunate day in his lifestyles. A nineteen-year-old hobo simply beginning to trip the rails, he's hiding within the coal automobile whilst the railroad detective comes via. They get right into a scuffle, and Lucky’s hand unearths a railroad spike. sooner than he is familiar with it, he has smashed the investigator’s head and shoved him out of the auto. If he hurries, if he’s fortunate, he'll come back to la in time to set up an alibi, burn his outfits, and steer clear of the electrical chair. yet as fortunate will become aware of, the deadliest risk is lurking inside his personal mind.
“Dead guy” is only one of the exceptional tales incorporated during this quantity. the writer of a few of the main hard-boiled prose ever written, James M. Cain understood worry in all its forms—and knew higher than somebody the phobia of a killer at the run.

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Download E-books The Jugger: A Parker Novel (Parker Novels) PDF

By Richard Stark, John Banville

You most likely haven’t ever spotted them. yet they’ve spotted you. They observe everything. That’s their activity. Sitting quietly in a nondescript automobile outdoors a financial institution making be aware of the tellers’ paintings conduct, the positions of the safety guards. Lagging a number of motor vehicle lengths at the back of the Brinks truck on its day-by-day rounds. Surreptitiously jiggling the deal with of an unmarked carrier door on the racetrack.

They’re thieves. Heisters, to be specified. They’re execs, and Parker is much and away the simplest of them. If you’re making plans a task, you will have him in. tricky, clever, hardworking, and relentlessly desirous about his alternate, he's the heister’s heister, the robber’s robber, the heavy’s heavy. You don’t are looking to move him, and also you don’t are looking to get in his manner, simply because he’ll cease at not anything to get what he’s after.

Parker, the ruthless antihero of Richard Stark’s eponymous secret novels, is likely one of the so much unforgettable characters in hardboiled noir.  Lauded by means of critics for his taut realism, unapologetic amorality, and razor-sharp prose-style—and cherished by way of enthusiasts who flip each one intoxicating web page with expanding urgency—Stark is a grasp of crime writing; his books as influential as any within the style. The college of Chicago Press has launched into a venture to come the early volumes of this sequence to print for a brand new iteration of readers to discover—and develop into addicted to.

 In The Jugger, Parker travels to Nebraska to assist out a geriatric safecracker who is familiar with too lots of his felony secrets and techniques. by the point he arrives, the safecracker is useless and Parker’s skeletons are at the verge of escaping from their closet—unless Parker motels to deadly measures.

“Whatever Stark writes, I learn. He’s a stylist, a professional, and that i completely take pleasure in his attitude.”—Elmore Leonard

“Westlake is familiar with accurately the way to seize a reader, draw her or him into the tale, after which slowly tighten his grip till break out is impossible.”—Washington put up booklet World

“Donald Westlake’s Parker novels are one of the small variety of books I learn again and again. put out of your mind all that crap you’ve been telling your self approximately War and Peace and Proust—these are the books you’ll wish on that desolate tract island.”—Lawrence Block

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